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Old 01-24-2020, 03:13 PM
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Default WF Newport News, VA Police officer dragged during traffic stop by 2 negros, dies from injuries


Newport News Police officer dragged during traffic stop, dies from injuries; 2 people arrested
Updated at 09:04AM, January 24, 2020

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - An officer with the Newport News Police Department has died from her injuries after a traffic stop Thursday night.

According to the department, at 6:47 p.m., Officer Katie Thyne conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1400 block of 16th Street.

At some point during the encounter, the driver accelerated, dragging Thyne. The vehicle fled the scene and crashed nearby in the area of 16th Street and Walnut Avenue.

The driver, Vernon Green, was taken into custody after the crash. The vehicle's front-seat passenger, Ivy Runnels, was also arrested.

Thyne suffered multiple injuries and was taken to a local hospital, where she later died, the department said.


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